Heroes and Villains
Hercules, Jesus, James Bond, Luke Skywalker, Gandalf, Frodo, Harry Potter, Buffy Summers, Spiderman, Batman, Captain Kirk, Dr. Who, Darth Vader, Sauron, Voldemort, Lex Luthor, Dr. Doom, the Daleks, the Borg. Almost anybody living in the developed West would be able to group these individuals into two camps: the heroes and the villains. However, what criteria they may use to do this is less clear.
Mike Alsford introduces us to a range of heroic and villainous archetypes on a journey through film, television, comic books, and literature. On the way, he addresses questions such as: What is a true hero? What is a true villain? Have we misunderstood these terms? What kind of societal values do our mythical heroes and villains represent? In trying to understand the extremes of hero and villain we are made more aware of our own ethical standards and given a space in which to explore contemporary concerns over notions of right and wrong, good and bad.
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So , an object thrown out of a ten - storey building will fall to earth at a certain
speed under the force of gravity . However , argues Hume , the only way one can
know for certain that the same thing will happen again would be to repeat the
... if not international culture ever since . The story of the child sent by his father
and mother from a doomed world to Earth , there to be adopted by human
parents and later to discover his possession of superhuman powers that he
chooses to ...
One such instance was when the Earth was threatened by another godlike being
Galactus . Galactus needs to consume whole planets to sustain himself and Earth
is just another consumable energy source . Uatu comes to the Fantastic Four ...
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